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During tax season, Worcester State University is the destination of choice for area taxpayers who qualify to have an Internal Revenue Service Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site file their federal and state income tax returns. We have operated a VITA program since the 1970s, and our IRS-certified VITA volunteers have filed thousands of tax returns and helped clients recoup millions in tax refunds since 2004.
We do not expect to resume in-person service this tax season. Please feel free to email or call if you have any questions.
Review each company's offer to make sure you qualify for free filing.
Visit for free online tax help by IRS-certified volunteers.
Because we take our commitment to preparing accurate returns seriously, we do not prepare returns outside of our prescribed scope.
Please ask before visiting us if you think there might be anything difficult, lengthy, or out of the ordinary involved with your tax situation in the tax year being filed. Examples include:
If you lived or worked in a state other than Massachusetts in the tax year being filed, please describe your situation to us before visiting.
If you are an international student, please tell us when scheduling an appointment. Please bring to your appointment the following:
Our VITA program is run by faculty advisor Michael Shamgochian, an assistant professor in the Business Administration and Economics Department.
VITA Tax Prep
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